'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the war drama film on Netflix

In Netflix's latest Hindi war drama starring Janhavi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi, we will see how Gunjan Saxena created history as India's first female pilot in combat


                            'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the war drama film on Netflix
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Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena was India's first female Air Force pilot to enter into the Kargil war zone in 1999. In Netflix's latest war drama starring Janhvi Kapoor, Pankaj Tripathi and Angad Bedi, we will see how she created history through her journey from aspiring aviator to becoming the first woman pilot in combat. Here is everything you need to know about the movie ahead of its release. 

Release date

'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' releases on August 12, 2020, on Netflix.

Plot

According to the official synopsis of the film, the story is inspired by "the life of a fearless young officer who made history by becoming the first Indian female Air Force officer to fly in a combat zone during the 1999 Kargil War."

Cast

Janhvi Kapoor as Gunjan Saxena

Janhvi Kapoor (Wikimedia Commons)

The 23-year-old Kapoor made waves when she first arrived in the industry as actress Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor's daughter. She is known for her role in 'Dhadak', which was also produced by Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and was based on 'Sairat' by Nagraj Manjule.

She is also known for her work in the Netflix horror anthology film 'Ghost Stories'. 

Pankaj Tripathi

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One of the most talented actors in the Bollywood film industry, Tripathi is set to essay the role of Gunjan's father. The actor is notable for his antagonistic role in the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' film series, and 'Masaan'. His performance in 'Newton' earned him several accolades including a National Film Award - Special Mention. The 2017 film was also India's official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category. Tripathi is also known for delivering remarkable performances in Netflix's 'Sacred Games' and 'Mirzapur'. 

Angad Bedi

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Bedi stars as Gunjan Saxena's brother, who by the looks of the trailer is also in the army. He is known for his film debut in 'FALTU'. His work in movies such as 'Ungli', 'PINK' and 'Inside Edge' is also well known. 

The movie also stars Manav Vij, who is known for his work in 'Udta Punjab', 'Rangoon', 'Phillauri', 'Naam Shabana' and 'Andhadhun', and Vineet Kumar Singh, known for 'Mukkabaaz', 'Bombay Talkies', and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. 

Creators

'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' is directed by Sharan Sharma. The movie is produced by Karan Johar, Zee Studios, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta. 

Trailer

You can watch the trailer here:



 

Where to watch

The Hindi language biographical 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' will be available to stream on Netflix on August 12, 2020. 'Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl' was originally supposed to be a theatrical release, but first pushed the release due to Covid-19, following which Netflix bought the rights to the film. 

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